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Nadal claims record-extending 10th Monte Carlo title

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 9:29am
MONTE CARLO (Reuters) - Rafael Nadal claimed a record-extending 10th Monte Carlo Masters title as he geared up for his beloved French Open with a 6-1 6-3 victory against fellow Spaniard Albert Ramos on Sunday.

Djokovic should seek Federer's advice, says former mentor

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 9:03am
BELGRADE (Reuters) - A floundering Novak Djokovic should seek advice from evergreen Swiss maestro Roger Federer in order to rediscover his vintage self, the Serb's former Davis Cup coach Bogdan Obradovic said.

Wanjiru holds of Bekele in London

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 6:28am
LONDON (Reuters) - Kenyan Daniel Wanjiru held off a late charge from Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele to win the London Marathon on Sunday in two hours five minutes 48 seconds.

Kenya's Keitany breaks women's only world record at London Marathon

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 6:21am
(Reuters) - Kenya's Mary Keitany broke the women's only world record en route to her third London Marathon gold medal on Sunday, finishing in a time of 2 hours 17 minutes 01 seconds to beat Paula Radcliffe previous best by 41 seconds.

Gatlin, U.S. romp to victory on night of miscues

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 12:17am
(Reuters) - Justin Gatlin and the United States roared to victory in the men's 4x100m relay as rivals Canada and Jamaica dropped batons at the IAAF World Relays in the Bahamas on Saturday.

Warriors coach Kerr ill, misses Game Three

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 8:24pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr will miss Saturday's Game Three of the Western Conference first-round series against the Trail Blazers in Portland due to illness, the team said.

Golf: Chappell survives gusty winds to lead Texas Open by one

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 7:14pm
(Reuters) - American Kevin Chappell moved closer to an elusive breakthrough victory when he survived windswept conditions and an error-strewn front nine to earn a one-stroke lead after the third round at the Texas Open on Saturday.

National Football League roundup

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 5:23pm
(The Sports Xchange) - The Kansas City Chiefs have released defensive lineman Jaye Howard, according to multiple reports on Saturday.

Motorcycling: Marquez on pole in Austin for fifth year in a row

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 3:56pm
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez took pole position at the Grand Prix of the Americas in Austin for the fifth year in a row on Saturday with fellow Spaniard and overall leader Maverick Vinales alongside on the front row.

Clippers' Griffin to miss rest of playoffs with toe injury

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 11:47am
(The Sports Xchange) - Los Angeles Clippers star forward Blake Griffin will miss the remainder of the NBA playoffs because of a big toe injury, the team announced Saturday.

Chemos says Sumgong doping case is shameful for Kenya

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 10:41am
KISUMU, Kenya (Reuters) - Olympic champion Jemima Sumgong's positive doping test is shameful to Kenyan athletes, her fellow runner Milcah Chemos said on Saturday.

Ramos beats Pouille to reach Monte Carlo final

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 10:21am
PARIS (Reuters) - Claycourt specialist Albert Ramos of Spain reached the first Masters final of his career when he beat local favorite Lucas Pouille 6-3 5-7 6-1 in Monte Carlo on Saturday.

IndyCar drivers welcome Alonso's Indianapolis bid

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 8:47am
LEEDS, Alabama (Reuters) - IndyCar drivers will throw out the welcome mat for Fernando Alonso on his Indianapolis 500 debut next month but have warned the double Formula One champion not to expect any support on the track.

ITF launch Nastase investigation after Serena Williams comments

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 8:14am
CONSTANTA, Romania (Reuters) - The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has launched an investigation into Romanian Fed Cup captain Ilie Nastase after allegations the former world number one had made a derogatory comment about Serena Williams' unborn child.

Wiesberger holds his nerve on day three in China

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 7:06am
(Reuters) - Austrian Bernd Wiesberger held his nerve to card a three-under-par 69 in the third round of the Shenzhen International on Saturday and will take a three-shot lead into the final day's play at the Genzon Golf Club.

Veteran Scarponi killed in road accident while training

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 4:12am
(Reuters) - Italian cyclist Michele Scarponi has been killed in a road accident after being hit by a van while training close to his home in Filottrano, his Astana team said on Saturday.

Buenos Aires drops out of running for 2023 PanAm Games

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 10:22pm
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Buenos Aires is dropping out of the running to host the 2023 Pan American Games and will instead focus on a bid for the event four years later, the president of the Argentine Olympic Committee (COA), Gerardo Werthein, said on Friday.

Golf: Finau, Cauley share lead at Texas Open

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 7:41pm
(Reuters) - Long-hitting Tony Finau stumbled at the final hole to fall back into a share of the second-round lead with fellow American Bud Cauley at the Texas Open on Friday.

Golf: I am not disappearing, Poulter says after losing U.S. Tour status

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 4:16pm
(Reuters) - Former European Ryder Cup hero Ian Poulter warned his critics not to write him off after officially relinquishing his exempt status on the PGA Tour on Friday.

Ex-NFL star Hernandez's family wants death scene evidence preserved

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 12:07pm
(Reuters) - The family of former National Football League star Aaron Hernandez will ask a judge on Friday to order prison officials to preserve evidence collected after he was found dead in his cell on Wednesday from an apparent suicide.

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